This fantastic course will give you the skills and knowledge to develop and enhance your musical understanding and practical ability.

You will look into music industry practices and truly understand what it is like to be a part of the professional music world. This course gives you the opportunity to not only focus on yourself and the development of your musical skill but to also consider your introduction as a musician into the real music world. You will have the opportunity to enhance your musical ear and build an understanding of both solo and ensemble techniques and skills required to further yourself as a musician. You will have a chance to work alongside other musicians, working in a collaborative environment.

This course will prepare you for progression into higher education, both vocationally and educationally. You will gain not only knowledge but skill and experience to allow you to flourish in higher education. This course will also allow you to explore and advance your transferable skills applicable to a great variety of jobs and opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Music OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 Music

What will I study?

  • Unit 1: Practical Music and Theory
  • Unit 2: The Music Industry
  • Unit 3: Ensembles
  • Unit 5: Studio Session Styles

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of internally and externally assessed units.

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Music

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Photography and Film

Careers which require a Music qualification include:

  • Music Producer
  • Music Therapist
  • Musician
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Special Effects Technician

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Independent Learning

If you would like to further your knowledge, you can access independent learning work here:

Preparation Work

Please look at this work which will prepare you for your studies.


Our previous students have progressed to further study at various Performing Arts schools, universities and conservatoires around the world, before starting a career in the industry. 

See below for examples of where our students have studied and where they have appeared!

Jamie Rose Bruford College SLP College Jersey Boys Rent PO Cruises Butlin Arden Fiver Institute Arts Emmerdale Mountview Ackley Bridge Leeds Conservatoire Peel Bird College Laine Rock and Chips Northern Ballet Game of Thrones Yank Northern School of Contemporary Dance